stomach flu


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stomach flu

n. Informal
Acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea, usually caused by a virus such as norovirus. It is unrelated to influenza, a respiratory infection.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stomach flu - inflammation of the stomach and intestinesstomach flu - inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
cholera infantum - often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms
cholera morbus, collywobbles - severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea
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Lee Tomlin this week was struck down by a nasty bout of stomach flu, while defender Matt Connolly is recovering from an operation he underwent earlier this summer.
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Coach Mike D'Antoni has missed the last two games with stomach flu and may skip the season finale at Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
The congestion has caused illnesses among the prisoners, especially during summer,such as upper respiratory tract infection, hypertension, fever and gastroenteritis or stomach flu.
Following the tests, a physician diagnosed him as having acute viral gastroenteritis, or in layman terms, the stomach flu.
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He started exhibiting signs of stomach flu with vomiting and diarrhoea early in the day.
She loses her mind over three kids with the stomach flu and is never normal again.